Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Banana Lake, August 15, 2017

Phill played cowboy, Art, C.J., and Astrid hugged a tree, Fred tested his new knee, Shelley had a visitor, and Jackie explored a new to her trail.  We all bushwacked our way around fallen trees, and detoured at least half a dozen mudholes.  Great hike all, thanks for coming out!  PHOTOS

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

***** Let's go to the Park! *****

On Saturday, August 19, we’re heading to Mississagi Park to hike the beautiful Helenbar Trail. We’ll go clockwise, making this a loop hike by finishing along the Semiwite Lake Trail. Since driving distance to the park is about half an hour, this will be a longer than normal outing. Meeting time and place as per usual. If you have any questions about this outing, please call Astrid at 578-2095. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner UPDATE *****

Please note the Hiker Chicks’ Dinner location on Friday August 18 is changed to WATERFALLS LODGE in Walford. Dinner time has been changed to 5:30 pm.  It’s a 45 min drive from Elliot Lake. We can arrange carpooling on Wednesday or Thursday. Please call or text Laura at 705-827-1065 or email before Aug 15 if you plan to attend. Hope to see many of you there!

Fred's Pole, August 12, 2017

Commentary and photos by John W.
On a beautiful morning with a nice breeze 14 hikers led by Jean Guy headed to Panel Mine Rd. We lunched at Freds Post with an amazing view ! Couldn't have asked for a better bunch or a better day to take a hike . Thanks Jean Guy. PHOTOS

Fred's Post, August 10, 2017

Art and Jackie supplied the PHOTOS

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner *****

The next Hiker Chicks Dinner will be held at 5:00pm on Friday August 18th at LAURENTIAN LODGE.  Please call or text Laura at 705 827-1065 or  before August 16th if you plan to attend.  Hope to see many of you there.  😊

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Clear Lake Camp, August 8, 2017

Commentary by Astrid, photos by Bill
Threats of a thunderstorm gave way to a gorgeous day as 15 hikers headed west on Hwy 17 to Clear Lake Camp, just outside Iron Bridge.  Our hosts, Nick and Louise, treated us to a wonderful two and a half hour hike along parts of the Voyageur Trail and skirted the Mississagi River just below the dam (that'd make a nice one way kayak outing!).  We were awed by the size of the some of the white pine and maple trees!  A mother of a hill awaited us on the return leg of our hike, and a half dozen of us went for a refreshing swim once we were back at camp.  We sure earned the delicious burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings that Nick and Louise supplied, along with some wine, beer and other liquid refreshments.  Thank you so much for such a memorable outing!! PHOTOS

Monday, August 07, 2017

Dumbell Lake and Beyond, August 7, 2017

Commentary by Astrid, photos by Astrid and Doug
Congratulations to Doug for leading his first outing today!  Despite a misty start to the day, the sun shone brightly as fourteen hikers joined him for a hike to Dumbell Lake.  Once there we decided to continue to the tailings dam another 1.3 km down the road where we had lunch.  We covered a total of about 6.5 kms today.  Thanks Doug!  PHOTOS

Sunday, August 06, 2017

***** Thank You to our Volunteers *****

Many thanks to the following volunteers from the Coureurs de Bois for their efforts at this year's Lumberjack Days in Mississagi Park; Phill, John V, Rick, Nickie, Gerry, Astrid, Marty, Sheila, George, C.J, Art, Pam and Terry. 

Well done crew! 

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Northspan Lake, August 5, 2017

Commentary and photos by Jackie
Despite cool and windy conditions and Lumberjack Days, six of us hiked around North Span Lake.  It was almost 5 miles with pretty flat terrain.  We had lunch at the west end of the lake.  Another enjoyable hike led by Connie and Jackie.  PHOTOS